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How was the woman a helper suitable for the man?



      

Genesis 2:18

ESV - 18 Then the Lord God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
In Genesis 2:18, we read of the one thing that was not declared "good" in all of God's creation: "Then the LORD God said, 'It is not good that the man should be alone.'" The same verse includes God...

July 01 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Beach Jae Park
The following is my limited understanding on Gen 2:18

1) Reason for Creation for Eve [Gen 2:18]
a) God saw something that was not good. 
 Adam was not complete nor perfect without Eve. 
 God made Adam to need someone, 
 even beyond fellowship with Him! Adam needs a helper
b) I will make him a helper comparable to him 
 God made Eve for Adam (1Cor 11:9) 
 It implies woman is the glory of man (1Cor 11:7)
 Adam was not made for Eve: Eve was made for Adam
 It implies female should be under Male’s authority (1Cor 11:10) 

2) God's Purpose for Eve [Gen 2:18]
a) Eve is a Helper to Adam
 Eve was to help Adam so that He could fulfill God’s command
 Adam could not fulfill God’s command without Eve. 	
 Eve makes Adam capable of obeying God’s command [Gen 1:28]
 Reproduction and ruling over the earth
 Life of female is defined by how much she helps her husband. 
b) Eve is comparable to Adam
 To help Adam, Eve should be equal and adequate to Adam. 
 Eve was worthy of Adam; perfect fit for him. 
c) Eve is good for Adam [Adam is good for Eve]
	Helper means Adam needs Eve; Eve needs Adam. 
	Male and female both need each other: mutual dependency 
 Eve completes Adam; Adam completes Eve
	Helper does not mean woman is inferior 
	Man leadership, woman submission is good 
 (Eph 5;22; 1Tim 2:13)

November 27 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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